Daughters of Divine Charity

Main Number: 718-720-7365

Vocation Director

Sr. Marie Clare Weaver, FDC



850 Hylan Boulevard
Staten Island, NY 10305

The Daughters of Divine Charity is an international congregation serving throughout Europe, Africa, North and South America. Mother Franziska Lechner, founded our Congregation in Vienna, Austria on November 21, 1868. Franziska felt a strong call to religious life which led her to establish our congregation of love. We profess the vows of chastity, poverty, and obedience as a witness to the world of our fidelity and consecration to God. Our motto “All for God, for the Poor and for Our Congregation” embodies our charism. The mission statement of Holy Family Province
is to “make God’s love visible in the world by reaching out to those in need, especially to women, youth and the elderly.” Franziska’s legacy continues through her sisters who in prayer, community life, and service strive to be a source of hope, a credible sign of God’s goodness and unconditional love through their ministries of: education, residences for the elderly, young women, parish life, the deaf, and retreat centers for spiritual renewal.

Will you answer His call and become a part of our family who serve the archdioceses of New York and Detroit and the dioceses of Cleveland, Fort Wayne/South Bend and San Diego?


415 Michigan Avenue NE, Suite 420
Washington, DC 20017
(202) 832-2575

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